Vasse Felix Heytesbury 2012

Vasse Felix Heytesbury


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It has complex aromas of blackberry, cassis, herb spices and cedar that will open up with age, with hints of orange chocolate, cassis, cedar, juniper berry and cloves.

About this Wine

Country Australia
Region Margaret River
Appellation Willyabrup
Winery Vasse Felix
Vintage 2012
Color Red
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Bottle Size 750
Case Size 6
Alcohol 14%
Product Code 6806012
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Tasting notes

APPEARANCE: Bright brick and maroon.

NOSE: Subdued at first, opening slowly to exotic floral, fruit and spice perfumes. Emerging from beneath are blackcurrant and violets from the Petit Verdot, complemented with Autumnal leaves, bay leaf, orange peel, dry oak spice and red gravel dust.

PALATE: Arrives fine and elegant on the palate but still with fruit power, breadth and weight in this fleshy ripe vintage. In classic style the fine, powdery tannins build to a dry finish leaving a breath of subdued fine fruit, florals and Summer forest characters.


 Drinks beautifully now, will reward over next 10+ years


Vintage Notes

An exceptionally dry Spring resulted in small balanced canopies and early development stages. A very warm Summer with timely rainfall around veraison was followed by rapid ripening to an early vintage.

Whites were harvested in a very short time frame though retained good acid. Reds were early but slowed a little with milder conditions in March, resulting in excellent quality reds.


An ergional classic made only from the very best fruit available. Aged in French and American oak, this wine is deep red with purple hues. 


Winery Description

Vasse Felix was the first commercial vineyard and winery to be established in the Margaret River region of Western Australia. The vineyard took its unusual name from an early event in the district.

Vasse was a French seaman who drowned last century when his longboat overturned near the site of Busselton while exploring the coastline on the ship “Geographe” under Captain Freycinet. Paradoxically, Felix is the Latin word for fortunate or luck. Thus the name refers to a favored place in Australia discovered by the French.

The bird depicted on the label is a peregrine falcon. The native birds were an immense problem at harvest so trained falcons were used to deter them

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